As you may know by now, CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a phytocannabinoid that is naturally produced in hemp plants. CBD does not cause an intoxication or euphoria, but rather therapeutic and medicinal benefits. As CBD becomes more popular with the public, educated consumers are opting for CBD for their pain management needs.
The reason so many people are finding pain relief with CBD lies within our bodies’ endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complicated and unique cell-signaling system that plays a crucial role in the ways our brains and bodies regulate certain functions and processes. Everyone has this system, and it is now known to be one of the key endogenous systems regulating pain sensation throughout the body.
CBD for Chronic Pain Relief
Leading researchers have found that CBD interacts with the core components of the ECS, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are tiny proteins located all throughout the brain and body. As one uses CBD, these receptors receive signals and the body responds. This unique response is believed to create anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
CBD’s interaction with the ECS has led researchers to believe that CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study reviewed in Harvard Health Publishing showed that CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation caused by arthritis. Another study demonstrated how CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.
In addition to these promising studies, researchers are concluding that CBD has very few side effects. This is important for those dealing with chronic pain because alternative products like NSAIDs and opioids can create both short and long term damage to the body.
Initial research is promising, but it is undeniable that more research is needed to better understand the potential for CBD to treat chronic pain. We advise every customer to speak to a qualified medical professional before incorporating CBD into a wellness routine.
Will Minny Grown products work for my chronic pain?
Although every body responds differently, many of our Minny Grown customers have found success in managing pain when using two of our products: tinctures and muscle cream.
Tinctures are the simplest way to consume CBD oil – you simply use a dropper to place the oil under your tongue. This is a proactive approach that prompts the response in the body that is believed to provide anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. When used in conjunction with our CBD Muscle Cream, these products become a powerful treatment for managing chronic pain that is associated with inflammation and arthritis.
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